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Argentina: AAIP issues Resolution on genetic data processing

The Argentinian data protection authority ('AAIP') issued, on 16 December 2022, Resolution No. 255/2022, regarding the processing of genetic data under the Personal Data Protection Act, Act No. 25.326 of 2000 ('the Act'). In particular, the Resolution defines genetic data as that related to the inherited or acquired genetic characteristics of a human person that provide information about their physiology or health. Further, the Resolution outlines that genetic data will be considered sensitive data provided that it unequivocally identifies a human person, and that information related to the health or physiology of the data owner can be inferred or revealed from it, or whose use may potentially result in discriminatory consequences for its owner.

Finally, the Resolution notes that when genetic data is considered sensitive personal data, higher levels of security, confidentiality, access restrictions, use, and disclosure must be implemented in accordance with Article 9 of the Act.

You can read the Resolution, only available in Spanish, here.